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    I found a cure for depression.

    Play Metallica songs at very loud volumes. I felt like **** today. Played Metallica for about 2 hours and I feel great.
    Jackson2222 Jackson2222 26-30, M 5 hrs ago

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    You work so hard, just to end up at home crying

    yourself to sleep; just remember you're trying. You are moving mountains that have plagued you since you were young, and you're trying so hard. Keep fighting, fight until you have won. Fight until you have found your way home, wherever that may be. Until the sun comes back...
    MissQueenB MissQueenB 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    I have finally accepted I'm going to kill

    myself. Now it's just a matter of when.
    CynicalHippie CynicalHippie 18-21, M 9 Responses 1 day ago

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    So i can official say i have never been

    so Depressed in my entire life I was told by my Social Worker that GPs are fighting over who has to take responsibility for me If i don't take support they will put me in a secure hospital or something as a Vulnerable Adult I mean knowing if i don't do what i am told i will...
    SophieSophLJ SophieSophLJ 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've become so cold,

    and uninterested with people. I just don't care. It's so unlike me. I've become so confrontational..
    terriblefixations terriblefixations 22-25, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 24 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    I know but.. Its like.

    . My heart and soul are locked to a certain place and certain person and certain life that im yet to have, IF i was set to have. Not a specific place, but somewhere where my soul finds peace, a seashore surrounded by mountains. Not a specific person, but someone who would look...
    Valencia Valencia 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    For three years I've been wishing I was dead

    every day of my life. For three years I've woken up every morning disappointed to be alive. For three years I've changed so much, that I don't even remember who I was before. I'm not even sure what's wrong with me anymore. I used to know why I was depressed, but now... I don't...
    elena1998 elena1998 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    You've been gone almost a month now.

    I just want to hear your voice so badly... It's killing me.
    terriblefixations terriblefixations 22-25, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    When others say they're "depressed",

    they're awarded or applauded for opening up about it but when I try and share my personal experiences with it, i'm attention seeking or advised to keep it to myself?
    ragd0ll ragd0ll 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I met someone a few months back

    who understands depression. Though, He is known to be a prideful, bossy man who would loose patience once in a while. But being around him. Not a moment that passed by that he made me feel afraid or judged by him. In fact, I felt comfortable and I felt calm with him. And for him...
    Shxxxooo Shxxxooo 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    IamNicolle IamNicolle 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Being ******* depressed

    and having no one to talk to is the absolute worst. And anyone I try to, they don't get it and all give me the same, generic advice. Depression is not a random feeling you just get sometimes. Depression is a dark, ******* rainy cloud drowning you day by day and I am slowly...
    TheLadyYves TheLadyYves 18-21, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    today has been crap I broke my glasses an feel

    so tired. it was the Last thing I need to just fall apart. I feel so unhappy. I miss my house my happy life
    SMcCL SMcCL 22-25, F 2 Responses 55 mins ago

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    my mom tells me to not be sad

    and to just be happy. but she just doesn't seem to get it. she doesn't understand what I go through. of course I want to be happy but I'm just not. I feel like I don't have any choice but to feel like this. sigh.
    Niceguy890 Niceguy890 26-30, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    sievert sievert 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    I've been having suicidal thoughts ever

    since I was twelve, and have been self-harming ever since I was seventeen. And today has been a pretty bad day in terms of suicidal thoughts...
    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight 18-21 4 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 81 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Whenever I have a breakdown in school they're

    pretty bad. Sometimes I'm not able to speak and I keep trembling and there are other times when I just can't stop crying. My teacher (well, she's more than that) always comes to help me through them. Now she's left the school because of a better job offer. I miss her...
    Almostmadeit Almostmadeit 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I hope you did and will have a good day.

    Please be positive and be kind to others. We'll never know what they're going through. I hope it gets better for you. Please see the beauty in life. Kick that negativity off! Conquer the trials and hardship! Tell this cruel life, " In your face you cruel life!!! Who's...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa 22-25, F 23 hrs ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 23 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 22 Responses May 19, 2010

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    deleted deleted 26-30 50 Responses Jan 18, 2015

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    This is always the part of the cycle I hate.

    The tired part. It's the tired that sleep does not repair. I imagine if my brain was a mechanical organ made up of wheels, springs, and cogs, it would be an inconsistent motion of fast then slow, as though I am only wound for brief moments and even then it's a bit too tight...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 46-50, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    My depression and anxiety is getting the most

    of me these past 6 months. I can't study for more than 10 minutes without having panic attacks. It's so upsetting to constantly be mad or sad. I just want to be happy, but nothing makes me happy.
    Malone670 Malone670 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    There is a worldwide drought,

    not of substance but of consciousness. The masses of first world countries have been put to sleep by becoming fat and happy. Being fed processed garbage and distracted by the endless faucets of electronic entertainment. No one is truly happy, they are merely content just content...
    CynicalHippie CynicalHippie 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    An 18 year old should be loving life

    and have no problems. I absolutely hate mine, everything comes crashing down I've got back up so many times and tried but it still goes wrong. I know not everything is perfect but honestly I feel as if my life was cursed. I have no money for the career I want to do, I've never...
    SSJx SSJx 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25, 2015

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 8 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I have noticed a positive incline in my

    positivity in my posts lately. Which may mean I'm going to crash soon or it may mean I'm just generally happier. Not that my outlook on anything changed...Just less focused on it I suppose.
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    I was actually professionally diagnosed with

    depression about a week or two ago after a rough patch in my life started to get the better of me. The NHS service in the UK is free which I am so grateful for, but the only issue is that I have now got to wait god knows how long for any form of therapy/counselling, as there is...
    longdarkhair longdarkhair 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 18-21, M 9 Responses Mar 14, 2015

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    My life is a swirling mix of emotions

    and personalities, battling for control of my mind, it's hectic and sometimes I just give up and just totally become an empty shell, living with severe depression and almost daily suicidal tendencies is tough but it's taught be one important thing that honestly everyone should...
    HatredIncarnated HatredIncarnated 13-15, M 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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